Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room

Bo’s Kitchen & Bar Room hosts many special events, including private parties, live music, and the #YeahYouWrite Literary Reading Series in their Garden District Lounge. Each evening event has author readings and literary cocktails, dining and book signing; books are available for sale. They also host a Late Night Mic for the first ten guests who sign up and attend the author readings.

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Zinc Bar

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Segue Reading Series

The Segue Foundation hosts the experimental reading series Segue at Zinc, a continuation of the legendary series that has run for over twenty-five years. Readings feature contemporary poets and writers and take place on Saturday afternoons at 4:30PM at the Zinc Bar.

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Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden

RUI is a reading series—originally a fundraiser for another reading—developed by Chicago writers Amanda Snyder, Carly Huegelmann, Rob Duffer, Joe Tower and Julia Borcherts. The writers (which include a rotating roster of RUI regulars and outside guests) read a short piece of original work. They also read a few lines written by famous authors that revolve around a particular theme each month. Past themes have included Chicago writers, suicidal authors, war, sex, and banned books.

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Petworth Citizen & Reading Room

A neighborhood literary bar and restaurant with friendly service, tasty food and delicious cocktails. We host readings and other literary events throughout the year.

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Kramerbooks & Afterwords

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E. F. Stewart

Kramerbooks & Afterwords opened in 1976 and is the first bookstore/cafe in Washington, D.C. The shop has a good stock of LGBT and local literature, as well as a healthy general selection, and is open twenty-four hours on Fridays and Saturdays. Events include author signings and readings.  

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Busboys and Poets

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Alisha Byrd

Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.

Events include poetry readings and open mics at six different locations in the Washington, D.C. area.

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Boots Bakery & Lounge

Housed in the historic Longbotham building in the up-and-coming east end of downtown Spokane, this venue displays artwork by some of Spokane’s best local artists, including Dan Spalding, Katey Manley, Tiffany Patterson, Erin Carden, and Alan Chatham. Boots offers coffee, pastries, and alcoholic beverages. They host poetry readings, open mics, and live music throughout the year.

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Octopus Literary Salon

The Octopus is a literary salon, re-interpreted in the twenty-first century to engage and entertain readers, writers, musicians, artists of all ages in Uptown Oakland, California. The Octopus Literary Salon includes a café with food, beer and wine, a small-scale speciality used and new bookstore (records too), and a space for public readings and discussions, as well as other literary spontaneity.

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